Iowa’s Mechanics Lien

In Iowa , liens filed on private property or on funds relating to a public project are known as Mechanic’s Liens. When an Iowa mechanics lien is filed with regard to work performed on privately owned property, it attaches to and encumbers the fee simple ownership of property. Iowa construction liens do not attach to […]

Iowa Electronic Filing Bill Signed Into Law: Changes Way Liens are Filed

In the last week of April, 2012, we posted a blog about proposed changes to the Iowa mechanics lien law that would require all mechanics lien documents to be electronically filed. At that time, the proposed bill had passed the House, and was on its way to the Senate. Since then, the entire Iowa legislature approved […]

Electronic, Instantaneous Filing with No Clerk Meddling? A proposal by Iowa Legislators

Iowa is charging into the future, and not by cavalry. The State is considering making Iowa Mechanics Lien Fiing a state function, rather than a county function, and is on the verge of making the filing electronic. Now that’s some interesting news. Let’s see if it gets passed. Iowa House Bill HF675 proposes to change […]